The Jewels of the Kingdom

  • Michael L. Nash


The possession of jewels by royalty has always signified status and power. In accordance with sumptuary laws only the high-born could wear jewels. Famous jewels began to be associated with certain dynasties. During the sixteenth century, for the first time, princes began to make a formal association between certain specific jewels and their own dynasty, declaring them to be inalienable heirlooms.


Legal Personality Henry VIII British History Crown Property George Versus 
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  • Michael L. Nash
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  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUK

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